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Hope in a Time of Crisis, part 2

October 24, 2020

“Christians need to recognize that things are bad because we are bad, and if things were as bad as we deserved, they would be a whole lot worse.”

That’s Steve Brown again, same source as yesterday. It’s from an early book of his, originally titled When Your Rope Breaks, and reprinted as God, Are You There? with the subtitle Hope in a Time of Crisis. 

I’d like to come back to all three parts of both books’ titles. But for now, in spite of it falling about as far from the currently popular cult of “God’s favor” as imaginable, I’m too busy being wading through Mr. Brown’s sentence.

“Christians need to recognize that things are bad because we are bad, and if things were as bad as we deserved, they would be a whole lot worse.”

Plenty packed in there for me today, how about you?

And let’s try this for a second day: “Better than I deserve.”

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2 Comments
  1. I don’t share Brown’s axiom, that “things are bad because we are bad.” Many bad things happen (eg. Covid) that have nothing to do with my character or choices. And even I accepted Wesley’s theory of entire sanctification, bad things would likely still happen to me. IMHO, the reality and origin of evil remains a vexing moral issue that is not resolved by the story of Eden or Jesus’ death.

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  2. So good to hear from you again, Mark! I’ve missed you. Lots of catching up to do

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